HeatShare Fast Facts
HeatShare is a Salvation Army program that provides emergency utility assistance for people with no place left to turn. Funds are used to pay for energy costs for seniors, disabled and families in crisis. The program has been active since 1982 and helped 4200 families in Minnesota last year with $1 million in assistance. HeatShare is offered at The Salvation Army corps. To learn about HeatShare and The Salvation Army go to www.heatshare.org.
HeatShare is a last resort for people who’ve exhausted all other private and government assistance programs. Although HeatShare does not receive government funding, the amount of government funds available for other heating assistance programs directly impacts HeatShare. When funding for these other programs runs out, more people need HeatShare. Call 1-800-842-7279 to see if you qualify.
If you wish to contribute, send a donation to the City of Olivia with your utility payment or to HeatShare, The Salvation Army, 2445 Prior Ave., Roseville, MN 55113. You may also visit www.heatshare.org and donate on-line. All donations are tax deductible and will be used in the Olivia area.